Shenmue 3 has been delayed to the second half of 2018. The game had originally been scheduled to release in December this year.
In a short Kickstarter update, series creator and project director, Yu Suzuki explained the delay, saying that: “By utilising new technologies, we have been able to discover new possibilities and expressions. In many ways, the game has become bigger and more beautiful than I initially expected. We do, however, need more time to deliver the game to you.”
Further details of the updated development schedule will be in the next Shenmue 3 backer report.